Stony Brook Doctors Help Kenyan Teen Begin a New Life

June 2021 - Saline Atieno developed a dangerous and disfiguring bacterial necrosis called Noma as a young child in Kenya. Though the disease has a 90 percent mortality rate, Saline somehow survived, only to face an extremely difficult future in her village on the outskirts of Nairobi. Now, after a fascinating eight-year journey that brought her to Stony Brook, Saline has not only survived, but returned home a transformed 19-year-old woman with a new face — and a bright new future.

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